Past Exhibitions

Special event | Open Doors Weekend

21 October 2017 - 22 October 2017

St Margaret's House residents will open the doors of their studios this Autumn, on the 21st and 22nd of October 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity to discover the wonders that lie behind the door of each studio in the building, and meet an astounding array of creative people from all fields from art to charity, crafts and other worlds. For the first time, we are delighted also this year to open our doors to the Scottish International Storytelling Festival for a fantastic travel from studio…
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Medley5

21 October 2017 - 04 November 2017

Medley5: 21 Oct - 5 NovOpening Event: 21 October at 3pm Jane Chisholm and invited artists. Staffed from 1pm - 5pm
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Into the Moment

21 October 2017 - 05 November 2017

Paintings, drawings and silver enamelled jewellery around the theme of microscopic water creatures. A strange fascination with owls and some collaborative work with a woodworker.   Megan Burt has been painting and drawing imagery of microscopic creatures for some time and is finding it interesting to move the theme over to a different medium. Working in 3 dimensional forms  with silver enables her to create more texture and definition.
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Touching the Surface

30 September 2017 - 15 October 2017

Opening event: Saturday 30th September 6.30 - 9pm. Dipa Ward Paintings, prints and general mark making; working towards creating a sense of light and space. The works in this exhibition are predominantly landscape with some paintings and prints of flowers to. Len Grannum My work to date is about exploring my relationship with the external world and personal memories through various media, including collage, chemical and natural materials as well as more traditional media, like oils. I am currently working…
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Mad World: Repeat Prescription

30 September 2017 - 15 October 2017

Mad World: Repeat PrescriptionPreview event: Friday 29th September from 6:30pm An art and knowledge exhibition revealing some of the history of the democratic psychiatry movement which has challenged human rights abuses over decades and changed the way we understand what madness means.
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GuildEd Threads

30 September 2017 - 15 October 2017

Mary Emroiderer's GuildAn Exhibition of Embroidery and Textile Art Opening morning: Saturday 30th September 10:30am - 1pm The Embroiderer's Guild is a registered charity and the Edinburgh Branch has been in existence for over 60 years. At the moment we have 55 members who come from all walks of life. Their many skills and interests combine to make an active and productive group. We have monthly lectures on embroidery related subjects and organise workshops several times a year with experienced tutors who…
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Bestiaires & autres chimères

16 September 2017 - 24 September 2017

Closing event: Saturday 23rd September 6-9pm.  " BESTIAIRE, TOTEMS & AUTRES CHIMÈRES " is an artistic project, in a continuum form, intended to develop itself towards other horizons, with the help and company of others . Incarnated for the first time last year at L'aiguillage, an art gallery in Paris, and then this summer at L'orangerie du Senat in the Luxembourg garden, the project is meant to blossom through its evolution brought by time and with the contribution of other artists,…
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The Too Much Fun Club (The TMFC)’s mural residence and retrospective

05 September 2017 - 24 September 2017

Too Much Fun Club (TMFC)Launch: Friday 8th September, 7pm till 10pm Workshops: Saturday 23rd of September Closing event with special event 22nd-23rd of September. Exhibition: 5th -24th of September.. Edinburgh Palette has invited the TMFC to a 3 week residency in their Galleries at St Margaret's House themed around the collective creation of murals offering the public a new insight into its creative process. It will offer the Edinburgh based art collective a space to create together and with the public through workshops, exhibiting artwork,…
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Yvonne Buskie | ... starting to see the end

02 August 2017 - 27 August 2017

Live closing event:  Wednesday 23rd August 7-8pm A collaborative retreat at St Margaret's House Six collaborating artists, Yvonne Buskie with Guest Artists Christine Devaney (Dancer+Choreographer), Luke Sutherland (Musician), Evy Tjåland (Visual Artist), Margarita Vazquez Ponte (Multi Media), Nik Paget-Tomlinson (Musician), create an evolving environment influenced by ideas of piety and vandalism. An integration of drawing, sound, performance, projection, and sculptural objects. // Part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2017 //
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The mobile ‘Place Standard’ tour

12 July 2017 - 23 July 2017

HERE+NOW in partnership with Leith Creative, in the ‘People & Places: Make Leith Better’ project, invite you to join them for a series of pop up events and curated conversations in conjunction with Leith Late 17 and Architecture Fringe 17. Join HERE+NOW as they take a giant mobile ‘Place Standard’ tool on tour around the streets of Leith. Literally rolling through the streets and pausing at strategic locations along the way, the spinning wheel offers a live invitation of input…
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Horrible Horse and Face, the Face

08 July 2017 - 23 July 2017

Preview event: 7 July, 6pm - 9pm. An exhibition by Danny Leyland of visual art and poetry & sonic performances with special guests.
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Éire Intransition

08 July 2017 - 23 July 2017

SaorisePreview event: 7 July, 6pm - 9pm. Nikkita will be exhibiting her recent work from her project 32 - 26 + 6 - 1. This project is based on the current political situation in Ireland, with a key focus on the landscape, landmarks and territories. The title of her project is a representation of the size of the Island of Ireland, the free state and the occupied six counties with the scale and number of her artworks referring to this. Morgan…
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A Closer Overlook

08 July 2017 - 23 July 2017

Mondrian nowadaysPreview event: 7 July, 6pm - 9pm. “A closer overlook” leaves an "insignificant" window open to the viewer’s mind to take a second chance for puzzling back the intimidating unknown. Melpomeni Irakleous is an observer of small, unnoticed things. In her paintings, she combines, rearranges and modifies found imagery with glimpses and shapes from everyday life. Despite the highly colourful manner in which her subject matter is presented, a subtle darkness, that encapsulates the tension and ambiguity of a moment or…
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Voices of Edinburgh

17 June 2017 - 02 July 2017

Voices of EdinburghLaunch event:  Friday 17 June from 6 - 8pm. Workshops: Tuesday 20 June, 1.30 – 3.30, Voices of Edinburgh:  What Now?  An Interactive Workshop Wed 28 June, 1.30 – 4.30, Equalities and Human Rights: working together in Lothian. A workshop for NHS Lothian Colleagues and Stakeholders. Equality and Rights Network (EaRN) presents Voices of Edinburgh: a collection of photographs and podcasts showcasing the voices of the people of Edinburgh. What does equality mean to you? This is the question Edinburgh’s Equality and…
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Faces Places - Jamie King and Nicky Beckett

17 June 2017 - 02 July 2017

Jamie KingPreview event: Friday 16 June 6-8pm This is the second collaboration of resident artists Jamie King and Nicky Beckett. The exhibition titled "Faces Places" is a body of work that was conceived in August 2016 and has the theme of homelessness. Both artists have approached the subject of homelessness in a sensitive and individual manner. The exhibition will include oil painting, mixed media and photography and is in support of the charity Shelter.
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